Tony Zappa

Co-Founder & Chief Solutions Officer

Tony Zappa is a Co-Founder and the Chief Solutions Officer of Trellis Rx, where he is responsible for helping prospective clients assess opportunities and model possible financial performance.

Prior to Trellis, Tony served as Vice President, Specialty Pharmacy and PBM for Visante, a consulting firm focused on medication management and “pharmacy as a business” engagements for hospitals, health systems, managed care plans and drug and technology companies.

Before joining Visante, Tony was VP of Operations and Business Development of Wellpartner. He was lead designer and product manager for a novel program that allowed covered entities and health plans to collaborate on patient care programs funded by 340B savings.

Prior to Wellpartner, Tony served as CIO and VP of Specialty / Infusion Operations with Fairview Pharmacy Services, where he achieved revenue growth, productivity improvements and operating cost reductions in the pharmacy operations for all 3 years he was there. Tony also previously served as Executive Vice President of Operations for retail, mail order, and clinical services at Chronimed / BioScrip.

Tony holds a PharmD and a BS in Pharmacy from the College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota. Tony also holds an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis.

Tony lives a hermit-like existence in Bloomington, MN with a wife and dog who (reluctantly) let him come home after road trips.


BS from the University of Minnesota

MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis

PharmD from the University of Minnesota


Previous Experience



Fairview Pharmacy Services

Chronimed / BioScrip

Diversified Pharmaceutical Services

SmithKline Beecham